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31st July- 4th August: Marlborough College Summer School

  • MarlboroughCollege Summer School, Marlborough, Wiltshire SN8 1PA (map)

This year I'll be teaching two courses at Marlborough's ever popular Summer School.

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In the mornings it will be all about Notan:

Ever wondered why one artwork sings whilst another just looks ordinary? The answer is in black and white! Notan is a Japanese word that refers to the balance of light and shade in a painting. The pattern of light and dark in a picture is the most influential factor in our appreciation of any artwork. Through exercises and demonstrations, we will learn how to design successful pictures that feel balanced, interesting and memorable. Using notan, you can determine whether a picture will succeed or fail in just two minutes.

And in the afternoons we'll look at colour:

Do you find it difficult to achieve accurate colour? Or, to make your paintings sing? Study with expert colourist, Vicki, on this exclusive course. First, learn to accurately identify and mix colours using a reliable method that works every time. Then, discover how to use colour to enhance your paintings in this useful and practical workshop. Focussing on how we can employ colour within our work we will learn about the creation of harmonies and how to create a 'palette' that will express the mood of your painting more clearly. This course is suitable for painters of all abilities, in any media.

Earlier Event: July 22
22-23rd July: Open Studios
Later Event: August 30
30th August: Learn To Draw In A Day